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New England Patriots links 8/08/17 - Joint practice spotlights powerful offense, potential pitfalls

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NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots
Dion Lewis carries vs. Jaguars in ‘15
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  • Jeff Howe points out the Patriots offense is not immune to avoidable mistakes.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots camp observations: Brandin Cooks puts on a show against Jaguars.
  • Doug Kyed Joint practice observations: Tom Brady, Brandin Cooks connect deep.
  • Mike Reiss cleans out his notebook from Monday's joint practice: Malcolm Butler and A.J. Bouye share a link, both going from undrafted CBs to stars.
  • Ryan Hannable Monday training camp report: Julian Edelman continued to do work against every cornerback he went up against. No. 11 has some of the quickest feet in the NFL.
  • Phil Perry's Postcard From Camp, Day 10: Brady puts on a show.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots-Jaguars Monday practice report: Rex Burkhead looks well balanced; Dion Lewis looks light on his feet; A few drops early, but overall the explosive plays more than made up for them.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots joint training camp practice with Jax, observations: Brandin Cooks steals the show.
  • Rich Garven Patriots Journal: Cooks stands out; Allen struggling.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) What we learned from Day 1 of joint practices: The Pats seem to miss Mike Gillislee on the goal line.
  • Mark Daniels thinks that perhaps the biggest hurdle right now for the Patriots, aside from staying healthy, is learning how to play together.
  • Karen Guregian suggests we wait for preseason games before judging Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 10 thoughts after 10 training camp practices for Patriots: 3. Deatrich Wise is edging out Kony Ealy.
  • Ryan Hannable notes it's not too often 23-year-olds are leaders on NFL teams, but Trey Flowers is in a unique situation and up for the challenge.
  • Rich Garven notes David Harris believes he’s catching up after missing all of OTAs and minicamp, and his first experience with joint practices is a huge help.
  • Ryan Hannable finds Malcolm Butler fully bought in with the Patriots: 'I am ready for whoever, whenever. Anything to help the team win.'
  • Hector Longo (All22) NFL has to take note of Patriots’ Malcolm Butler-Stephon Gilmore combo.
  • Kevin McNamara says it’s official, the Patriots are loaded.
  • Tom E. Curran says he hasn't seen Brady throw deep like this since Moss. (1.23 min. video)
  • Ty Anderson writes that Monday served as a reminder to Rob Gronkowski that there’s still more work to be done.
  • Phil Perry spotlights how the depth players have looked at camp so far.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Celtics’ great Isaiah Thomas seeing eye to eye with Patriots Julian Edleman.
  • Hector Longo (All22) In 24 hours, Mike Gillislee tumbles on Patriots ‘unofficial depth chart’.
  • Alex Reimer would love to hear Tom Brady use his bully pulpit to opine on pertinent topics, but argues Brady doesn't owe the public information about his personal medical history.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Joe Cardona performs a Navy enlistment ceremony following Monday's Pats-Jags joint practice.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) A shanked interview with Patriots punter Ryan Allen.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) The blow that concussed Brady.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Vince Wilfork announces retirement in epic video: 'I'm moving on to smoked meats'.
  • Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots' 2018 opponents.